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Ichikawa Junkai III as Shirai Gonpachi, from the series Flowers of the Modern Stage

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Ōta Masamitsu, Ichikawa Junkai III as Shirai Gonpachi, from the series Flowers of the Modern Stage, 1954, color woodblock print on paper, Gift of Mrs. Fay Kramer, © unknown, research required, 91.48.1C

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Title

Ichikawa Junkai III as Shirai Gonpachi, from the series Flowers of the Modern Stage

Related Titles

Series Title: Gendai butai geika (Flowers of the Modern Stage)

display title: Ichikawa Danjuro VII and his child

display title: Ichikawa Danjuro and his child

display title: Ichikawa Junkai III as Shirai Gonpachi

Artist

Ōta Masamitsu (Japanese, 1893-1975)

Date

1954

Medium

color woodblock print on paper

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image: 14 13/16 in x 10 in; sheet: 16 7/8 in x 10 3/4 in

Collection Area

Asian Art; Graphic Arts

Category

Prints

Japanese Modern Prints

Object Type

relief print

Culture

Japanese

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Fay Kramer

Accession Number

91.48.1C

Copyright

© unknown, research required

Terms

actors

Japanese woodblock prints

relief printing

relief prints

woodcuts

woodcut

Description

Ichikawa Jukai III (1886-1971) held that stage name from February 1949 through his retirement in March 1958. In the 1920s and 1930s, he was actively involved in the performance and promotion of new plays. In 1954, when this print was published, Jukai was 68 years old and specializing in "old man roles," so the image refers not to a contemporary play but a famous role in the actor's career.

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